Tarpon Saltwater Flies
The Silver King!
Tarpon can be found in the warm salt water coastal areas from Florida to Texas. Tarpon are highly migratory, moving for their preferred water temperature of around 79°F. In the spring, they first show up in the Florida Keys around March or April, and move north as the summer progresses into the central Florida coasts and then into northern Florida in the late summer / early fall, until finally moving back south again in the fall or winter months, and are usually completely south of Florida waters by January.
Tarpon attract anglers who want to test their mettle—and their tackle—against a species notorious for fickle eating habits, ferocious “eats,” blistering runs, and gill-shaking jumps. When a “’poon” takes to the air, the angler must bow to the fish, often a fitting symbol of who is in charge of the situation.